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Title: Towards a proactive social contract: Examining blogosphere for engaging factors
Authors: Edirisinghe, C.
Nakatsu, R. 
Widodo, J. 
Keywords: Empathy
Engaging factors
Grounded theory
Social contract
Social media
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Edirisinghe, C.,Nakatsu, R.,Widodo, J. (2013). Towards a proactive social contract: Examining blogosphere for engaging factors. Proceedings of the 17th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Making Sense of Converging Media", MindTrek 2013 : 122-129. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study is aiming at examining how social media can reveal engaging factors for a mutually beneficial exchange which could lead to a proactive social contract. To accomplish this hypothetical position a grounded theory analysis of Singapore's socio-political blogs and readership (blogosphere) was performed. Empathy has been discussed as the ability to see things from the other person's point of view, which will ensure more effective communications, understandings and practices. Social contract is the individual's surrender of certain freedoms to a higher authority, in exchange for the protection of natural rights. It is an exchange between two parties for the improvement of the existing status. The authors maintain that empathy is the engaging factor that would lead to a proactive social contract that consecutively would re-structure changes in the relationship between citizenry & governing bodies. Copyright © 2010 ACM.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 17th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Making Sense of Converging Media", MindTrek 2013
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84312
ISBN: 9781450319928
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